San Marino, Land and Population
population of San Marino, Borgo Maggiore, Italian currency, Serravalle, environmental pressures
Located in the central Apennines, east of Florence, Italy, San Marino has a terrain dominated by the three-peaked Mount Titano (739 m/2,425 ft). The country is watered by several streams, including the Ausa, Marano, and San Marino. The climate is mild with an average annual precipitation of 690 mm (27 in). The population of San Marino (2002 estimate) is 27,730. The people speak Italian, use Italian currency, and are mostly Roman Catholic. The capital is San Marino (population, 1998 estimate, 4,401), which is located on the slopes of Mount Titano. Other population centers include Borgo Maggiore, on the mountain’s lower slope, and Serravalle.
Because tourism is San Marino’s main economic activity, environmental pressures are not serious. Existing problems are generally related to air pollution from traffic and acid rain.
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